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    Kashmir resonated with sounds of the guitar Sunday, as thousands were held mesmerised by Pakistani rock band Junoon's eclectic fusion of Sufi music and western tunes. Only it wasn't Junoon. It was Salman Ahmad, still using the name of his defunct band, for publicity purposes.

    "It is a 10-year tryst with destiny which has come true through our performance in Kashmir," said an ecstatic Salman Ahmad, the lead artiste of this band. "I sincerely hope this 'Junoon' (passion) spreads the message of love and friendship in entire South Asia," he added. "Kashmir is caught in 'Junoon' fever today and I hope this fever continues to spread," Ahmad said, as he enthralled the nearly 4,000 strong audience comprising mostly the local youth.


    The concert was declared open on the lawns of the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Complex off the Dal Lake by Mani Shankar Aiyar, union minister for Panchayati Raj, who is also the chairman of the South Asian Federation's (SAF) Indian chapter. Salman sang 'Sayoonee' (Soulmate) to a receptive audience. He also sang a stanza from the Junoon's famous album Azadi. As the concert progressed, he changed to an even more feverish pitch with the famous lines of 'Dama Dam Mast Qalander'.

    Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, himself an ardent music lover and an amateur singer, looked visibly stirred as the concert moved from one composition to another.

    SAF members Chandrika Kumaratunga, former president of Sri Lanka; Husna Bano, the Afghan minister of state for women's affairs; S. Makhdoom Rahim, Indian ambassador in Afghanistan; Madanjit Singh, Unesco goodwill ambassador; Abdul Waheed Khan, assistant director general of Unesco and a number of other SAF members from Maldives, Pakistan and Bangladesh were also among the audience.



    The performance was one of the biggest musical events in the state that has been facing violence for nearly two decades. While one can appreciate Salman Ahmad's efforts, one also wishes he had clarified that Junoon no longer existed and this was a solo act.

    It seems that Sufi Sal is doomed to capturing the lost glory of the band that once was.
    صرف آواز نہیں ، لفظ بھی مقفل ہیں مرے

    سوچ میں ہوں کہ اب تجھ کو پکاروں کیسے

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    Default Re: Salman rocks Srinagar alone

    nice sharing





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    Default Re: Salman rocks Srinagar alone

    hmmm nice

    thanks for sharing nazo

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